By Mark Kloping |Staff Writer|
The hunger that CSUSB students endure is something that cannot be ignored.
Classes, group projects, studying and other school activities take up plenty of time in the day for CSUSB students. So, where does a coyote refuel? What are the best and worst spots to consume brain food?
Some obvious choices would be the SMSU building—or maybe the Commons. Others would be neighboring restaurants seen on the way in and out of campus.
Communications major Tiffany Moyes doesn’t like the options at school, so she simply does not eat during the day.
Moyes is a student that is health conscious when it comes to food, so she feels the need to seek out better alternatives to campus food.
“I don’t really eat on campus, I feel like there are not any healthy choices. I just have Starbucks when I’m at school,” said Moyes, and judging by the business it receives, it is a favorite for coyotes.
However, other students do enjoy the food on campus. Dawnika Lopez eats on campus as well as off campus. “I like the commons,” said Lopez, “because they have sandwiches and I also like their wraps.”
When asked about her off campus eating choices, Lopez quickly responded with Rock n Roll Sushi.
“I eat the white princess roll, or even the California rolls,” said Lopez.
Another off-campus food enthusiast is the deal-seeker Daleth Quintanilla, who frequents Baker’s on her breaks.
“I eat at Baker’s because they have the deal of the day,” said Quintanilla. “I like that they have vegetarian-friendly meals too,” added Quintanilla
A vegetarian deal-seeker may not be every Coyote’s style in food choices, but college students know to not pass up a deal.
Caleb Gasteiger waits for his recently ordered chicken quesadilla from one of the on campus mobile restaurants, Mexicalbi.
When asked why he chose this place, he had plenty of good reasons.
“The food is pretty cheap and the food is good,” said Gasteiger. “The people are pretty cool and I like to try something new.”
Since Mexicalbi is new to Gasteiger, he apparently has other regular food choices.
Gasteiger said, “Normally I eat at the commons. The prices are fair and the food is good.”
Gasteiger continued, “Off campus, I like Rock n Roll sushi, they have a great happy hour.”
Gasteiger is another Coyote out for a good meal and a good deal.
While there are many students who find alternatives to eating on campus, there are plenty of students who take advantage of what is offered.
There are no shortages of lines at Taco Bell, Wow!, Starbucks and the Commons.
Refueling to conquer hunger and relieve the stresses of college life, Coyotes are consuming both on and off campus.
A quick snack from vending machines might hold a student over in a rush, but brain food and a nice break is something that every Coyote can appreciate.